These are the most popular stag and hen do destinations in the UK – and how much they cost

These are the most popular stag and hen do destinations in the UK – and how much they cost
Where would you go for your stag or hen do? (Photo: Shutterstock)

The perfect wedding day is what many of us might dream of, but if you are due to tie the knot, planning a memorable send off can be just as exciting.

While heading abroad is a popular option, there are a wealth of great locations for stag and hen do parties right here in the UK – ideal if you’re trying to save some pennies.

Best value for money

Bristol and Liverpool have been revealed as the most popular stag and hen do destinations in the UK, according to new research from Big-Cottages.com.

Booking and traffic data from 2019 found that Bristol was the most favoured destination for grooms-to-be, with an average accommodation price of £73 per night.

By comparison, Liverpool topped the list among women, with accommodation being slightly more expensive at an average of £87 per night.

However, the data showed that women are more likely to shell out more on their party celebrations than men, spending £10 more at an average of £93 per night. The research also revealed that men are twice as likely to opt for a stag do abroad than their significant other.

Commenting on the research, Matt Fox, CEO of Big-Cottages.com, said, “Over the years hen and stag dos have grown in popularity, and for some couples, these parties can be even more important than the wedding day itself!

“It was no surprise to see that the top locations are some of the more affordable cities in the UK. This is also the case with European destinations, with Krakow being the cheapest location overall.

“Although the celebrations are getting more elaborate, it appears that money is still a deciding factor when it comes to bride and groom’s pre-wedding getaways, and ultimately, will dictate the destination they head to.”

Top stag do locations

These are the 10 most popular British stag do destinations, plus the average cost of accommodation per night:

Bristol – £73

Edinburgh – £95

Cardiff – £88

Bournemouth – £66

Newcastle – £74

Manchester – £91

London – £123

York – £77

Liverpool – £87

Birmingham – £62

Top hen do locations

These are the 10 most popular British hen do destinations, plus the average cost of accommodation per night:

Liverpool – £87

Brighton – £110

Bath – £104

London – £123

Manchester – £91

Edinburgh – £95

Bristol – £73

Cardiff – £88

Bournemouth – £66

Belfast – £97

Top European destinations

If you are planning to head further afield for your stag or hen do, these European destinations have been revealed as the most popular:

Krakow – £43 per night

Prague – £48

Budapest – £56

Dublin – £137

Amsterdam – £106

Barcelona – £91

Hamburg – £60

Marbella – £71

Bratislava – £75

Riga – £59